I can understand why people wouldn’t want to have English classes read David’s books, because there are some students that have experienced child abuse and it would be hard for read books that may be similar to their lives.
Some may say this may be good for students that have been abused to read such books, but personally I cant see how a student could read something that had happened in their own live that was so serious and that has scared them for life.
In this moment, the sun was setting on the good times, and the next morning signal the start of an era of abuse, from which Dave would only break free much later.
Pelzer describes the moment his mother holds his arm over the flaming stove in great detail, allowing readers to feel his intense pain and fear.
The father was tired of having to watch his son get abused so eventually he just left and didn’t do anything.
David thought that his father would help him but he did not. When David, was stabbed he went to his father for help.
I think that I could have also survived this because I am good at getting myself out of bad situations. I think it would have been too painful for me to care anymore. David could have been taken from his mother to live somewhere else because she was not a fit parent. Since she was an alcoholic she did not always realize what she was doing to him. When the mother wanted David to lye on the stove and burn, David decided to see if he could trick her.
She also probably didn’t want to do all the things around the house and thought it was too much to do so she had David do all the chores. He watched the clock and decided to see how long he could keep her from making him get on the stove until his brothers got home.
Just because the children are foster kids, and don’t live with their real parents is no excuse for people to stereotype them and to pick on them.
By having English classes read David’s books, it can give students another perceptive on prejudice and foster children.